Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, race, sex, and age Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted(1)
Aug.
2016
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Aug.
2016
Apr.
2017
May
2017
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

198,380 198,974 199,082 198,380 198,685 198,775 198,872 198,974 199,082

Civilian labor force

124,998 126,046 125,280 124,736 124,925 124,481 124,890 124,968 125,037

Participation rate

63.0 63.3 62.9 62.9 62.9 62.6 62.8 62.8 62.8

Employed

119,477 121,029 120,365 119,269 120,142 119,896 120,091 120,262 120,209

Employment-population ratio

60.2 60.8 60.5 60.1 60.5 60.3 60.4 60.4 60.4

Unemployed

5,521 5,017 4,915 5,466 4,783 4,585 4,799 4,706 4,828

Unemployment rate

4.4 4.0 3.9 4.4 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.9

Not in labor force

73,382 72,928 73,802 73,644 73,760 74,294 73,982 74,006 74,046

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

65,401 65,555 65,455 65,207 65,306 65,217 65,225 65,141 65,262

Participation rate

72.1 72.1 71.9 71.9 71.9 71.8 71.8 71.6 71.7

Employed

62,883 63,394 63,281 62,536 63,053 62,999 62,886 62,904 62,961

Employment-population ratio

69.4 69.7 69.5 69.0 69.4 69.3 69.2 69.2 69.2

Unemployed

2,518 2,161 2,174 2,671 2,253 2,218 2,339 2,238 2,301

Unemployment rate

3.8 3.3 3.3 4.1 3.4 3.4 3.6 3.4 3.5

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,566 55,081 54,980 54,863 54,983 54,785 55,015 55,393 55,282

Participation rate

57.2 57.6 57.4 57.5 57.6 57.3 57.5 57.9 57.7

Employed

52,245 52,839 52,797 52,720 53,049 52,927 53,100 53,420 53,286

Employment-population ratio

54.8 55.2 55.2 55.3 55.5 55.4 55.5 55.8 55.7

Unemployed

2,321 2,242 2,183 2,143 1,935 1,858 1,915 1,973 1,996

Unemployment rate

4.3 4.1 4.0 3.9 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.6

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

5,031 5,411 4,845 4,665 4,635 4,479 4,650 4,433 4,492

Participation rate

40.7 43.8 39.3 37.8 37.5 36.3 37.7 35.9 36.4

Employed

4,349 4,796 4,288 4,013 4,040 3,970 4,105 3,938 3,962

Employment-population ratio

35.2 38.9 34.7 32.5 32.7 32.2 33.3 31.9 32.1

Unemployed

682 615 557 652 595 508 545 495 530

Unemployment rate

13.6 11.4 11.5 14.0 12.8 11.4 11.7 11.2 11.8

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

31,945 32,260 32,296 31,945 32,161 32,193 32,226 32,260 32,296

Civilian labor force

19,840 20,309 20,142 19,767 20,110 20,075 20,002 20,096 20,092

Participation rate

62.1 63.0 62.4 61.9 62.5 62.4 62.1 62.3 62.2

Employed

18,167 18,719 18,542 18,170 18,514 18,560 18,576 18,617 18,544

Employment-population ratio

56.9 58.0 57.4 56.9 57.6 57.7 57.6 57.7 57.4

Unemployed

1,673 1,590 1,600 1,597 1,597 1,515 1,426 1,479 1,548

Unemployment rate

8.4 7.8 7.9 8.1 7.9 7.5 7.1 7.4 7.7

Not in labor force

12,106 11,951 12,154 12,178 12,051 12,118 12,224 12,163 12,204

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

8,960 9,250 9,214 8,950 9,169 9,063 9,084 9,163 9,205

Participation rate

67.3 68.7 68.3 67.3 68.3 67.5 67.5 68.0 68.2

Employed

8,298 8,598 8,521 8,269 8,496 8,475 8,510 8,522 8,487

Employment-population ratio

62.4 63.8 63.2 62.2 63.3 63.1 63.3 63.3 62.9

Unemployed

661 652 693 680 673 588 574 641 718

Unemployment rate

7.4 7.0 7.5 7.6 7.3 6.5 6.3 7.0 7.8

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

10,025 10,118 10,108 10,025 10,168 10,224 10,143 10,170 10,127

Participation rate

62.2 62.2 62.0 62.2 62.7 62.9 62.4 62.5 62.1

Employed

9,249 9,420 9,405 9,316 9,470 9,513 9,455 9,511 9,474

Employment-population ratio

57.4 57.9 57.7 57.8 58.4 58.6 58.1 58.4 58.1

Unemployed

776 698 703 709 698 712 689 660 653

Unemployment rate

7.7 6.9 7.0 7.1 6.9 7.0 6.8 6.5 6.4

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

855 941 820 792 773 787 774 763 760

Participation rate

34.0 37.5 32.7 31.5 30.8 31.3 30.8 30.4 30.3

Employed

619 701 617 585 547 572 611 585 583

Employment-population ratio

24.6 27.9 24.6 23.3 21.8 22.8 24.3 23.3 23.2

Unemployed

236 239 204 207 226 215 163 178 178

Unemployment rate

27.6 25.4 24.8 26.2 29.3 27.3 21.1 23.3 23.4

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

15,304 15,290 15,341 15,304 15,389 15,433 15,367 15,290 15,341

Civilian labor force

9,705 9,866 9,894 9,702 9,761 9,826 9,792 9,789 9,886

Participation rate

63.4 64.5 64.5 63.4 63.4 63.7 63.7 64.0 64.4

Employed

9,298 9,467 9,498 9,293 9,446 9,471 9,443 9,418 9,489

Employment-population ratio

60.8 61.9 61.9 60.7 61.4 61.4 61.4 61.6 61.9

Unemployed

406 398 396 409 316 356 350 370 397

Unemployment rate

4.2 4.0 4.0 4.2 3.2 3.6 3.6 3.8 4.0

Not in labor force

5,600 5,424 5,446 5,603 5,628 5,607 5,575 5,502 5,455

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted columns.

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups will not sum to totals shown in table A-1 because data are not presented for all races. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: September 01, 2017